UPCOMING GRANT WORKSHOPS & DEADLINES
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS
Youth Arts Enrichment Grants Program (YEP) Grant Workshop
Provides grants to nonprofit organizations providing cultural arts outreach programs that enrich the lives of children through the arts by making the arts available to more children and families throughout Miami-Dade County, whereby, children will have opportunities to have positive live arts experiences through: Arts Instruction; Arts Intervention; Healing/Expressive Arts; In-school Performances; or Public Performances/Exhibitions.
Tuesday, March 14, 2017: 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
First-time Culture Grants Online (CGO) system users must arrive by 3:00 PM
Returning applicants who are NOT first-time users of CGO must arrive by 3:30 PM
Thursday, March 23, 2017: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
First-time Culture Grants Online (CGO) system users must arrive by 10:00 AM
Returning applicants who are NOT first-time users of CGO must arrive by 10:30 AM
Note: CGO basics workshops are now incorporated as part of each grant-specific workshop. First-time applicants and/or new staff members who are unfamiliar with the Culture Grants Online (CGO) grants system should plan on attending the entire 2-1/2 hour workshop as outlined below.
To register click here.
Visit Grants for Organizations and Grants for Artists for more information.
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS IS HOSTING A GRANTS WORKSHOP WITH THE FLORIDA DIVISION OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS
April 26, 2017 at 10:00 AM
Learn about state grant opportunities from the Florida Department of State, get assistance with your grant application, and talk one on one with program managers from State of Florida Division of Cultural Affairs (DCA) and Florida Main Street Program. Held at the Miami-Dade County Auditorium, 2901 W Flagler St., Miami.
EDUCATION, OUTREACH AND ACCESS -
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS
ALL KIDS INCLUDED EVENTS IN MARCH
ZOT ARTZ ART WITHOUT LIMITS
Creativity & Inclusion in the Arts Professional Development Workshop
March 24, 2017 at 8:00 AM
This is an opportunity to work with adaptive arts specialist and owner of Zot Artz, Dwayne Szot. It’s a full-day workshop for educators, administrator, therapists, artists and community service personnel. Participants will have first-hand experience in modification techniques to adapt learning activities for students with special needs. Workshop includes materials and complimentary breakfast and lunch. In Partnership with Arts for Learning and held at Florida International University, The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, 10975 SW 17th Street, Miami, FL 33199. To register email Janet Evans: Janet@A4Lmiami.org
FAMILY FUN DAY FEATURING ZOT ARTZ
March 25, 2017 from 11 am - 3 pm
Children, youth and families with and without disabilities are invited! Learn and have fun using the Zot Artz tools for an inclusive and interactive paint and printmaking experience for the whole family. The event will be held at Florida International University, The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, 10975 SW 17th Street, Miami, FL 33199. For more information, contact Miriam Machado (305) 348-1808/ firstname.lastname@example.org
VSA FLORIDA WEBINARS
VSA Florida provides monthly webinars during the school year to help classroom teachers and teaching artists learn how to make art activities accessible to students of all abilities. These webinars are provided free of charge; however, registration is required. Certificates of participation are available upon request.
“iPad Technology for Including Students with Disabilities in Music Activities." This webinar focuses on techniques for utilizing technology to help students with disabilities make music.
The webinars will be led by Dr. Clint Randles and Adam Goldberg. Dr. Randles is an Associate Professor of Music Education at the University of South Florida, where he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses at the intersection of creativity and curriculum development. Dr. Randles is a professional iPadist and guitarist in the Tampa Bay area, and enjoys serving as a VSAFL teaching artist. Adam Goldberg is a veteran teacher who has supported his severely challenged students as music makers via the implementation of technologies that help overcome technical hurdles and provide access to self-expression through music. Mr. Goldberg's student band, the P177Q Technology Band, has performed in Washington, D.C. for International Education Week, been featured on NPR's 'Morning Edition' and 'All Things Considered', and regularly performs at special events and educational conferences. Mr. Goldberg is currently serving as consultant for the Boston Conservatory of Music at Berklee, where he is overseeing the implementation of the school's first iPad Ensemble for students on the Autism Spectrum.
While not a requirement, webinar participants may find it helpful to have an iPad with the following apps available during the webinar: ThumbJam, GarageBand, Figure, Noise, and Seaboard 5D
March 9 at 4-5:30 pm (3-4:30 central time)
March 13 at 4-5:30 pm (3-4:30 central time)
For more information or archived webinars, visit http://vsafl.org/content/webinars.
To register for these FREE webinars, please visit: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/ 3147316/Webinar-registration
KNIGHT ARTS CHALLENGE 2017 INFORMATION SESSIONS
Mark your calendar for the next Knight Arts Challenge, opening March 29 and offering a share of $2.5 million for the best ideas.
Join Knight Foundation for a series of events starting Monday, March 20, to get tips on applying to the Knight Arts Challenge Miami, which funds the best ideas for bringing South Florida together through the arts.
Community Conversations, where there will be an overview of the challenge basics, timeline, and what they are looking for in applications, directly from Knight Foundation staff and past winners;
March 20, 6:30 – 8 p.m. Milander Center for Arts & Entertainment, 4800 Palm Ave., Hialeah
March 20, 8 - 9 p.m. On Air Discussion on the Knight Arts Challenge with Jolt Radio: Listen Live at joltradio.org
March 21, 6:30 to 8 p.m. The Wynwood Yard, 56 NW 29 St., Wynwood
March 21, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Miramar Cultural Center, 2400 Civic Center Place
March 22, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Miami’s Historic Hampton House, 4240 NW 27 Ave.
March 23, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Kendall’s Excello Dance Studio, 8700 SW 129 Terr.
March 23, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Little Haiti Cultural Complex, 212 NE 59 Ter., Little Haiti
April 3, Noon to 1 p.m. Key West’s the Gato Building, 1100 Simonton St., First Floor Conference Room
April 6, 6:30 - 8 p.m. West Palm Beach’s Respectable Street, 518 Clematis St.
Office Hours, where you can meet one-on-one with Knight staff for 15 minutes for individualized feedback.
March 21, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Panther Coffee, 2390 NW 2nd Ave, Wynwood
March 22, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. FAT Village's Brew Urban Cafe, 521 NW 1st Ave, Fort Lauderdale
To register for one of the sessions click here:
SOUTHERN CIRCUIT – TOUR OF INDEPENDENT FILMMAKERS
2017-2018 Southern Circuit Call for Film Submissions
Extended deadline: March 20, 2017
Southern Circuit brings the best of new independent film to communities across the South. Audiences have seen over 300 films in more than 100 Southern communities. The Circuit takes the audience away from their televisions, computers, tablets and phones to connect them with independent filmmakers. South Arts works collaboratively with Screening Partners to expand their programming; provide audiences with the opportunity to meet filmmakers and learn about the art of filmmaking; and encourage community engagement using film as a conduit for discussions about social and community issues. Invited filmmakers have the opportunity to screen their work for new audiences in addition to being paid and having travel costs provided for screenings!
Filmmakers selected for the 2017-2018 Southern Circuit receive:
• A $400 honorarium for each screening on the tour. Total screening honoraria may total as much as $3,200.
• Paid travel expenses (domestic airfare, car rental, gas expenses, and airline baggage fees) for the tour.
• A per diem of $200 (per evening away from home) to cover expenses for meals and lodging.
• Logistics and travel support from the South Arts staff.
• Marketing support from South Arts and Screening Partners for each screening.
Questions? Contact Teresa Hollingsworth at mailto:email@example.com
SUPPORT THE ARTS…BECOME A GRANT PANELIST!
Deadline: March 31, 2017
The Department of Cultural Affairs relies on the services of many volunteer panelists, who review and evaluate grant applications and make funding recommendations. Panels represent a diverse group of artists, arts-related professionals, educators, community members, business leaders and others with current or prior active involvement in the arts. Each year, there are a limited number of panel opportunities and not all applicants will be selected to serve, however the Department retains all submissions for consideration for future panels. Click here for more information and to download the Grant Panelist Application form and submit, along with a resume.
VANS CUSTOM CULTURE ART COMPETITION
Calling All Arts Educators and Students
High school students from across America are encouraged to register to compete in the Vans Custom Culture Art Competition. Registration opens next week on January 3, 2017, and spots fill up fast! Selected winners will receive $50,000 for their art program and recognition at a national celebration in Los Angeles in June 2017.
Americans for the Arts is pleased to partner with Vans to encourage high school students across the United States to embrace their creativity and inspire a new generation of youth culture. Vans Custom Culture is committed to investing in the arts as an integral part of all students' education.
AMERICANS FOR THE ARTS 2017 ANNUAL CONVENTION
The Americans for the Arts 2017 Annual Convention is taking place June 16 - June 18 in San Francisco, CA. Save big by taking advantage of the special Early-Bird registration rates before April 12, 2017. This year's convention in San Francisco will be packed with innovative experiences in learning, networking, and so much more!
Looking for ways to attend Convention on a tight budget? Visit our Ways to Save page.
Before your register, make sure you have your Americans for the Arts membership ID ready, which can be found in your Americans for the Arts online profile. Not a member but want to save and get the added benefits of membership? Have questions? Not sure if you're a professional member? Contact the membership team at firstname.lastname@example.org or (202) 371-2830.
LAUNCHPAD - SOUTH ARTS
South Arts is currently accepting applications for its second Launchpad cohort. Launchpad is a professional development and funding source for presenters who are new (2 years or less) to the field. Participants attend PAE, South Arts covers up to $1,000 of their travel costs. Participants also receive a subsidy to present a Juried Showcase artist. If you plan to apply for a Juried Showcase this year, this can really help to open doors and increase bookings. Applications are currently open, the deadline is June 1, 2017. For information email email@example.com or call (404) 874-7244 x16)
THE MIAMI FOUNDATION’S PUBLIC SPACE CHALLENGE
Let's get a great public space within walking distance of every Miamian!
The Miami Foundation's Public Space Challenge is back for 2017. The Foundation is investing $305,000 in your ideas to improve Greater Miami's parks, plazas and local gathering places. Any individual or organization can apply with any idea for any part of Miami-Dade County. No idea is too small or too big. This year, Target will contribute funding to support winning ideas that encourage healthy eating and active play.
April 6, 11:59 p.m. ET
To submit idea: http://ideas.ourmiami.org/place/new